HAGE20005 - Health Promotion for Healthy Ageing

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will advance your knowledge of health promotion related to the enhancement of healthy ageing outcomes. You will gain a greater understanding of the theories of health promotion and their influence on contemporary policy and practice. You will critically appraise existing health promotion strategies to assess their adequacy to empower and enhance well-being in older people. Evidence-based research will be applied to judge the suitability of public health interventions and social marketing to influence and maximise quality of life. You will formulate recommendations to improve health promotion theories, strategies and interventions.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: DDLT and Dean SNMSS
Due to no enrolments, this unit is currently under review for sustainability. The current curriculum and learning content will be modified to aid the development of the new undergraduate program in Healthy Ageing for the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours).
The course and unit are currently under review for sustainability.
Action Taken
The unit materials and learning content provided some input for the undergraduate units in Healthy Ageing for the Bachelor of Social Work (Hons). It has been recommended that no new student enrolments be taken whilst this course is under review to be taught out.
Source: Unit Coordinator
As stated previously this unit will not be taking new admissions. The current learning content will be reviewed, modified and integrated into units with the new Master of Gerontology course.
Integration of the learning materials and content from this unit for the Master of Gerontology course will occur with reflection on components that are specifically aligned with the overall learning outcomes of the Gerontology course.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the relevance of health promotion theory to healthy ageing
  2. Evaluate the suitability of a current health promotion strategy to meet the needs of older people using evidence-based research
  3. Assess a current health promotion campaign related to healthy ageing and devise a health promotion plan to optimise well-being in older people.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment